October’s a popular month for races. Here in the WalkJogRun office we’ve got Adam running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Melissa running the Nike Women's Marathon, and Briana running the Nike+ Human Race.
In site news, Jeff’s designed new bio pages so you can meet the WalkJogRun team, Melissa blogs about her marathon training, and we’ve added an intern to our crew.
Race of the Month:
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Adam will be running this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 11. Jeff and Briana will be cheering him on from the sidelines holding rather large WalkJogRun banners!
The route begins in Grant Park, traverses through downtown Chicago, north to Lincoln Park, south to nearly the Chicago White Sox stadium, and finishes in Grant Park. The 45,000 runners will see
Each of the 20 aid stations will consist of a Medical Tent with access to toilet facilities, lemon-lime flavored Gatorade Endurance Formula, and water. Aid Station 13 will have PowerBar Gel and Aid Stations 15-18 will offer bananas.
For the visitors to Chicago, we’ve put together a list of a few things to do while you’re here:
Nike + Human Race
Briana will be running the Nike+ Human Race on October 24 in Chicago. The Human Race is quite a unique one: Nike+ users can run the 10K race any time of the day on this Saturday and upload their race time with participants from around the world. She’s planning on running the race on her usual route on Chicago’s lake shore, so if you’re a Chicagoan, perhaps you’ll get to see the famous Briana in action.
Are you running the Human Race this year? Would you like to run with other WalkJogRun members? Post on our Facebook page if you’d like to get a partner or group together to run the race.
Briana’s First 5K-
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Somehow in her quest to become a half-marathoner, Briana missed running in a 5K race! She went straight to an 8k, a couple 10K’s and a half-marathon. So, she thought the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure would be a great race to run as her first. Briana says: “The atmosphere was fantastic. I’ve never seen so many people gathered for one cause. “
The course ran along Milwaukee’s lakefront, starting and finishing on the Milwaukee Art Museum’s campus. You can read more about her experience here.
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In WalkJogRun News:
We’re slowly growing the number of bloggers we have. In case you missed it, Adam’s wife Melissa blogged about her training for the Nike Women’s Marathon. On October 18, Melissa will be taking her game to San Francisco to race among 20,000 men and women.
WalkJogRun is our pride and joy, and we’re very lucky and happy to see the success and growth that we’ve experienced. In order to help us on our path to become the mapping site for runners/walkers/joggers/cyclists, we’ve added a new team member. Introducing Rishan. He’s helping us spread the word about WalkJogRun. Along with Adam, Jeff and Briana, Rishan will be tweeting on our WalkJogRun Twitter page.
In case you’ve ever wondered who we are, you can see our beautiful faces on the new bio pages on WalkJogRun. There you’ll meet me, Briana, Jeff our site designer and co-creator, Adam the runner and co-creator, and Rishan, our intern and runner.
Keep in Touch!
As always, feel free to email us any stories of how WalkJogRun.net has helped you train or keep healthy, or if you have any suggestions regarding what you’d like to see on the site.
Our Facebook Fan Page and Twitter account are great places to keep up-to-date on the happenings of the site.
Recent discussions include the update to add elevation changes, the Internet Explorer 8 bug and subsequent fix and people looking for training partners.